the windows r2 media should have an i386, cmpnts, and an r2 folders between the two cd's on the data store. you'll have to execute the r2 install part through the post-install script section.
see this page:
Would it be possible to get more detail on this?
Are we saying that the pxestore should be stocked with /i386 and /CMPNETS (coppied from Disk2) directories?
What would the post-install script syntax look like? just something like:
cmd /c setup2.exe /quiet /accepteula
You would need something like this:
net use x:
IPADDRESS\pxestore /user:Administrator password
x:\Win2k3Ent\CMPNENTS\R2\setup2.exe /q /a /sr /cs /p:XXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
net use x: /delete
the s: or r: drive should be mounted to the datastore path so you don't need the net use. just do:
cd /d s:\win2k3ent\cmpents\rw
if you look in the c:\blprov log files after a successful install you can see which drive letter is mapped.
Guys... thanks for the help that nailed it.
Now a related problem.
As you know with 2k3 R2 there is a popup screen on bootup that allows you to patch the box before it will accept incoming connections (I forget its name sorry). How do I prevent that?
Because... the agent will fail to register the server as a managed server (agent enrollment fails) until you click that "Finish" and manually register the box.
Frankly I am really surprised this is not common wiki information (please feel free to flame me if I am being blind). Surely this is SOP for provisioning by now?
OK... for those that might find this post helpful.
To fully prov a 2k3 R2 server and successfully enroll the agent, the following will sort you out in your Post-Install configuration.
c:\windows\system32\reg.exe add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ServerOOBE\SecurityOOBE /v DontLaunchSecurityOOBE /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
c:\windows\system32\netsh.exe firewall set opmode DISABLE
cd /d r:\%path%\cd1\CMPNENTS\r2\
setup2 /q /a
Where R: = the drive mapped by WinPE (check runonce.log in BLprov dir)
where %path% = the path to the setup2.exe found in CMPNENTS dir (this must be copied from cd2 to same location as i386)
NOTE: DNS resolution of the host name during prov is also critical.